Rudy Giuliani praised Paul Manafort’s remarkably short prison sentence for tax and bank fraud as “justice” on Friday.
“I believe it was justice,” the Trump lawyer told the Hill. “The judge was right on target.”
Giuliani blasted the “overzealous prosecutors” with special counsel Robert Mueller’s team while expressing sympathy toward Manafort, who’s “not dangerous to anybody.”
U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis sentenced the former Trump campaign chairman to 47 months in prison, far below the 19-24 years the probation office had recommended. Ellis criticized that sentencing range as “excessive.”
After the sentencing on Thursday, Giuliani bemoaned “the way Manafort has been treated up to this point.”